Security forces in Kashmir valley are alarmed by the recent advent of “Sticky Bombs”. These magnetic bombs have already wreaked havoc in Afghanistan.
These bombs can be attached to vehicles and detonated remotely. 15 bombs have been seized in February in a raid. Officials raise concern that the Taliban insurgents in nearby Afghanistan could be spreading it adding to the India-Pakistan conflict.
Kashmir Valley police chief Vijay Kumar said, “These are small IEDs and quite powerful. It will certainly impact the present security scenario as volume and frequency of vehicular movements of police and security forces are high in Kashmir Valley.”
The police chief said that security forces were changing protocols to deal with the new threat. The measures included increasing the distance between private and military traffic, installing more cameras on vehicles, and using drones to monitor convoys.